Fabrizio Nocera, Ph.D.
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University College London (UCL) in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), UK. Before joining UCL, I earned my Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, in May 2022.
My research generally focuses on the reliability and resilience analysis of physical and engineering systems and the socio-economic impacts following natural hazards. My research activity is related to the use of probabilistic concepts, operations research, and other numerical tools in civil engineering problems. Most of my research deals with infrastructure and community resilience under natural hazards, to support decisions on design, disaster risk reduction, and recovery of critical infrastructure systems. My work also involves an interdisciplinary component; I enjoy collaborating with colleagues from different fields, including hazard and social science.
Risk Analysis of Supply Chains: The Role of Supporting Structures and Infrastructure
Natural hazards may damage components of the multimodal transportation infrastructure, making transportation segments unavailable, requiring alternative routes, and limiting the performance of hubs. This paper proposes a mathematical formulation to model and quantify the impact of hazards on supply chains by modeling the dependency of supply chain operations on the performance of structures and infrastructure and their potential damage.